• Senator Dodd on the coast
  • Senator Dodd in a classroom
  • Senator Dodd during a wildfire

Video

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry united their respective Select Committees on Wine for a hearing at Napa Valley College on August 16, 2017 to discuss issues facing the California wine industry.

The Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry and the Assembly Select Committee on Wine heard from a panel of industry experts on sustainability, fish friendly farming practices and farmworker housing. The event was live-streamed and archived video from that stream is presented here.

Press Release

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity was honored recently as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Dodd. Representatives of the home building organization were hosted on the Floor of the California State Senate by Senator Dodd. The local nonprofit was joined by other nonprofit leaders from Senate districts across the state that were also honored at the 2017 California Nonprofits Day event.

Press Release

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The state Legislature passed a bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) aimed at bolstering funds for Napa County’s farmworker housing centers. Co-authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), this legislation allows grapegrowers to increase their self-assessment fee to help bolster funds for farmworker housing.

Press Release

SB 33 Prohibits Forced Arbitration When Financial Institutions Use Consumer Information Fraudulently

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft passed the state Senate on Tuesday. Dodd’s bill was introduced in response to the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from preexisting accounts.

District Report

Friday, May 26, 2017

Protecting Consumers – Victims Deserve Their Date in Court

Press Release

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft cleared a key vote today in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Dodd’s bill was introduced in response to the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts. The legislation, co-sponsored by California State Treasurer John Chiang, would give victims their day in court by preventing financial institutions from using forced arbitration clauses in cases where they perpetrated fraud.

Video

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and state Treasurer John Chiang discuss Senate Bill 33, which helps ensure victims of bank fraud can have their day in court and get compensated for their damage. The bill, authored by Senator Dodd and co-sponsored by Treasurer Chiang, was introduced following the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of fake accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts.

In the News

Monday, April 24, 2017

After getting nailed for opening bogus accounts without customers’ knowledge, you might think – if only as penance – that Wells Fargo would bless legislation aimed at ensuring that financial institutions never again engage in such predatory practices. Think again.

Press Release

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to add media literacy to school curriculums passed a key vote in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. A rise in fake news was widely noted during the most recent Presidential election, where hoax websites deceived visitors with deceptive headlines and false facts. Media literacy is the ability to analyze and evaluate information consumed from various media sources such as websites, social networking sites, television, print and radio.

Video

Monday, April 17, 2017

On April 17, 2017 State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) hosted "Know Your Rights: An Immigration Forum" at the University of California, Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law.

Featured speakers:
Robb Davis, Mayor, City of Davis
Ed Prieto, Yolo County Sheriff
Kevin Johnson, Dean, UC Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law
Amagda Perez, Director, UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic